20160617_145151 20160617_153445

This afternoon I stopped at Quarry Hill Park in Rochester, Minnesota.  I think the foliage is peaking out in its full greenness about now

20160617_155348 20160617_155716

The park gets its name due to the fact it was once the site of a stone quarrying operation.  When I arrived at the quarry it reminded me slightly of being on top of Stone Mountain in North Carolina.

20160617_160316

Some ruins at the quarry site.

20160617_161019

There were quite a few ducks milling about the pond but only two on the man made wooden platform.

20160617_143557 20160617_161251

In addition to the waterfowl, I saw two other animals, both very close to the visitors center.  I was told that the snake is a corn snake and not venomous.  The squirrel did not seem the slightest concerned about me.